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BAR High-Power Rifle

The production of the BAR high power rifle began in 1968. The BAR Mark II series was introduced in 1993 and is still in production.

To find your serial number, you will need to refer to your owner's manual. We have most owner's manuals online. You can go to those by clicking here.

Date Historic Information Serial Number Info
1968-75 In 1969 Browning started using two digits for the date of manufacture:
M=BAR High Power Rifl
This was then followed by the serial number beginning with 1000.
Example: 69M1000 = A 1969 BAR High Power rifle with a serial number of 1000.
M=BAR High Power Rifle
1976-1992 In 1975 Browning standardized its serial number identification which it followed until 1998.
1. BAR Type 137=BAR High Power Rifle
2. Date of Manufacture
is a two digit code
Z=1
Y=2
X=3
W=4
V=5
T=6
R=7
P=8
N=9
M=0
3. Serial Number
beginning with 01001
at the start of each year.


Serial
Number Example:

137RT01001

This would be a BAR High Power Rifle, manufactured in 1976 with the serial number 01001.

1993-1997 In 1993 Browning introduced the BAR Mark II series.
1. BAR Mark II Type 107=BAR Mark II Safari
1D7=BAR Mark II Lightweight
2. Date of Manufacture
is a two digit code
Z=1
Y=2
X=3
W=4
V=5
T=6
R=7
P=8
N=9
M=0
3. Serial Number
beginning with 01001
at the start of each year.


Serial
Number Example:

107NX01001

This would be a BAR Mark II Safari, manufactured in 1993 with the serial number 01001.

1998 In 1998 Browning redid the standardization of its serial number identifications to work with its new data base program, Oracle.
1. BAR Mark II Type 311=BAR Mark II
2. Date of Manufacture
is a two digit code
Z=1
Y=2
X=3
W=4
V=5
T=6
R=7
P=8
N=9
M=0
3. Serial Number
beginning with 01001
at the start of each year.


Serial
Number Example:

311NN01001

This would be a BAR Mark II rifle, manufactured in 1999 with the serial number 01001.


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